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Fishing Industry (Safety)

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to amend the regulations relating to safety matters on the carrying of immersion suits on United Kingdom registered fishing vessels; and if he will make a statement.

The carriage of life-saving appliances on fishing vessels is currently under examination by the Department in consultation with the fishing industry as part of the review of the Fishing Vessel (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report the number of fishermen who were (a) drowned, (b) killed in accidents on board and (c) injured in accidents on board whilst working on United Kingdom registered fishing vessels in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986.

The numbers of deaths and of accidents to fishermen reported to the Department are

Number of deaths and accidents
19821983198419851986
Drownings1
Fishing vessels 24 m and over1
Fishing vessels under 24 m4121120
Fishing vessels 40 m and over
Fishing vessels between 24·4 m and 40 m8
Fishing vessels between 10 m and 24·4 m8
Deaths due to other accidents
Fishing vessels 24 m and over3211
Fishinc vessels under 24 m1071
Fishing vessels 40 m and over
Fishing vessels between 24·4 m and 40 m
Fishing vessels between 10 m and 24·4 m1
Non-fatal accidents
Fishing vessels 24 m and over90647337
Fishing vessels under 24 mn/an/an/an/a
Fishing vessels 40 m and over2 14
Fishing vessels between 24·4 m and 40 m36
Fishing vessels between 10 m and 24·4 m37
1 Drownings include recorded as missing at sea
2 One non crew member is excluded
n/a = not available

Note: The total number of deaths in 1984 (13) amends by one the deaths (12) shown in Hansard, Vol. 90, columns 611–612.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to change the Fishing Vessel (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975; and if he will make a statement.

My Department is reviewing the Fishing Vessel (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975 in consultation with the fishing industry.